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What Helps and What Hurts: Providing Support to a Loved One with an Eating Disorder

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Supporting a loved one with an eating disorder can be extremely tricky. You may feel like you are walking on eggshells, trying to determine what is okay or not to say and do. You may not yet have a good understanding of what an eating disorder really is, but the fact that you want to be supportive means you are headed in the right direction. Here are a few steps you can do to really help the recovery process…and things that may be well-intended but end up hurting instead. WHAT HURTS: Food talk. Feelings of guilt in relation to food…

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